The Fifth Round of the Diplomatic Golf is coming up in Arusha from 23 to 24 September 2023 as some form of charitable sporting event.
To be played at the Kilimanjaro Golf (Kiligolf) Course in the Usa-River Ward of Meru District, the Diplomatic Golf tourney is as usual being organized by the Songea Mississippi Foundation (SOMI) in partnership with Kiligolf.
Event coordinator Reinafrida Rwezaura from the Songea Mississippi Foundation said this year’s golf mission as usual is to ‘Support Children living in difficult conditions.’
Normally after golfing events, participants get to visit orphanages and homeless children homes and see more ways of assisting the needs of the facilities as well as children hosted there.
According to the organizers, more than 100 golfers, mostly distinguished personalities, including foreign and local experts as well as tourists are expected to be teeing off at the events staged on 18-holes Kiligolf course.
The lush-green Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate stretches at the foot of Mount Meru, Tanzania’s second highest peak and overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest summit.
Diplomatic Golf 2023 should be involving golfers from Tanzania, East Africa, the Continent and Overseas.
They will all be hitting the golf balls on a mutual philanthropic mission to support vulnerable children.
This year, the participants are expected to come from as far as Spain, Dubai, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South-Africa, Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands and the United States of America (USA).
Tanzanian clubs that are expected to participate in the Diplomatic Golf 2023 include TPC Club of Moshi, Lugalo Golf of Dar-es-salaam, Morogoro Gymkhana Club, Arusha Gymkhana Club as well as the Dar-es-salaam Gymkhana Club.
Shane Pandit, then aged only 13 emerged the overall winner in the fourth instalment of the Diplomatic Golf held in Arusha in 2022.
Young Pandit was awarded with an Executive Golf Putter, Floating Trophy, and Stay for two nights at the Gran Melia Hotel, Bed and Breakfast for two in a room with a view of Mount Meru.
On the other hand the proceedings from the previous fourth tourney of the Diplomatic golf have been able to pay school fees to 20 pupils and students at various primary and secondary schools in the country.